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Embarrassed Hungary coach quits after 8-1 ‘slap in the face’ by Netherlands

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Netherlands' Arjen Robben (L) and Robin van Persie are delighted after their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Hungary in Amsterdam

Netherlands' Arjen Robben (L) and Robin van Persie are delighted after their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Hungary in Amsterdam

Netherlands' Arjen Robben (L) and Robin van Persie are delighted after their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Hungary in Amsterdam

HUNGARY coach Sandor Egervari resigned immediately after his country's 8-1 drubbing by the Netherlands in their penultimate World Cup qualifier yesterday.

"After a loss like this it goes without saying that I must offer my resignation," he said in Amsterdam after the Group D loss saw Hungary drop from second to fourth and unlikely to secure the runners-up spot and a playoff place.

"For Hungarian football this loss is a massive slap in the face."

Former international Jozsef Csabi will take charge of their final match against Andorra in Budapest on Tuesday.

Egervari had been in charge for the last three years.

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